Fourth-Grader nearly suspended for taking machine gun to school

This has to stop.

A Staten Island fourth grader was nearly suspended for taking a machine gun to school. A two-inch plastic replica belonging to a LEGO policeman.

Nine year-old Patrick Timoney was playing with the LEGO toys with his friends in the school's lunchroom when the principal saw the toy gun and took him to her office to begin the suspension process. After calling the child's parents (his father is a retired police officer which is why Patrick liked the toy), common sense eventually prevailed over zero tolerance and little Patrick was set free. The gun was confiscated, presumably to be destroyed in a blast furnace.

The New York Department of Education backed the principle and said there was "cause for concern."

This story joins countless others we've hear about kids getting in trouble for plastic butter knives and guns printed on t-shirts. Supporters of such zero-tolerance policies claim they are in place to keep kids safe, but the truth is that there is an agenda at work.

All through school children are bombarded with messages that all weapons, especially guns, are bad, that people who carry guns are only up to no good, and if the Second Amendment is mentioned at all in school curriculum it is only in passing and dismissed as outdated. The propaganda is designed to instill a dislike for guns at an early age in order to progressively remove resistance to eroding gun rights. Repeat a lie often enough and people, especially kids, will begin to believe it. The end goal is to be able to one day repeal the Second Amendment with little resistance.

We're at a crossroads right now. Support for gun rights in this country is at its highest in decades. It is up to the parents to find out what their children are being taught and to put a stop to the propaganda before it is too late.

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